Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tamtom Fantastic Tile!
I absolutely love my new wall tile! I was at Home Depot looking for backsplash tile for my kitchen when I saw this Paradise Bay tile. (it didn't match the coloring I wanted for the kitchen- I chose a different tile for that, also at Home Depot). But, I fell in love with this tile and HAD to use it somewhere. I decided it would work in our little powder room bathroom, which was kind of bland. I chose to use the tile on the full wall behind the pedestal sink -the entire wall, top to bottom. I am so pleased with how it looks. We used Light Smoke grout color. The pricing was reasonable too. It looks more expensive than it is.
December 14, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DaBeOmaha Quality tile
Just put in about 30 sheets on my back splash in kitchen. The mesh backing is very sturdy and held up very well in the wet saw. An occasional sheet would have a crooked tile on it, and would need to be pulled off and re-set. Depending on how it layed, I either pulled the piece off and taped it back in place. If the backing mesh became stretched, I would cut the mesh out, and then tape it in place. The little silver tiles are what looks like aluminum pieces glued over a piece of stone. When cutting, the silver pieces can come off and need to be re-glued. This only happened a couple times. The toughest part of the install was grouting. The stone tiles suck up moisture while the glass not at all. The stone tiles would have the grout dry over the top of them very quickly and were difficult to clean when taking off the excess grout with a damp sponge. Might make sense to seal the tiles, or using a grout release before tiling. Not overly difficult, I spread grout, while the wife came back 15-20 minutes later and was sponging up. I waffled between white and grey grout and chose and am happy with white. I ordered this for same day pickup and was concerned I might find broken tile pieces, but I only found a couple blemishes or issues as described above. Tile was cut with a pretty basic wet tile saw, with average diamond blade.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ggolden Created a point of interest in the bathroom
The end result was great. I ended up having to contact the manufacturer for clearer instructions, i.e. can you hang on drywall (no - requires backer board). Their customer service was responsive and timely. So I ripped out the drywall and installed Hardy board I bought at Depot. Then I laid out the tiles dry on the floor to ensure how they would be installed on my wall. Make sure you use white thinset that is compatible with glass tiles. Using a ledger board I started at the second row and worked my way to the ceiling. I used 1/8" spacers from Depot to maintain spacing. Then the next morning I removed the ledger board and installed the bottom row. This absolutely prevents sagging or shifting of the tiles.
I had to cut tiles to finish both at the ceiling and the floor. Remember, the tiles are staggered. So I used a Dremel tool with a Dremel 545 Diamond Wheel I bought at Depot. These tiles are small and this worked really well trimming the 1/4" I needed to make them fit perfectly (Ceilings and floors aren't perfect). Run the tool at full speed and go slow! You need safety glasses, too!
I used the Mushroom colored NONSANDED grout. I ordered online from Depot on a Sunday and had it by Friday. I used almost all of the ten pounds to cover the wall which is 3'x8'.
I also had to exchange about 8 tiles for ones not damaged, but fine, they get manhandled at the stores, not really a big deal. And Depot processed my exchange with no problem.
February 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by doiturselfer Used in a master bathroom shower/backsplash - warning!
This looked fabulous when we finished the installation... here we are after just 3 weeks of use and the metal in these tiles is showing signs of RUST and it is dripping down and staining my complementing tile below it!! This is a huge issue. Looking at the packaging, it says in big letters "adds contemporary elegance to kitchens, backsplashes, tub and shower surrounds, pools and spas..." however, in very small print at the bottom it contradicts this statement. I, for one, never saw that it says "... mosaics with metal are not recommended for use around heavy water including tubs, shower surrounds, ..." So be warned. It is beautiful, but after paying a professional to install it, I am wondering now if I have to take it all out! Even the tile on the walls outside the shower surround are showing rust signs. So buyer, beware for sure!!
December 5, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Key1325 Beautiful tile easy to install does have some flaws in tile work but not really noticiable once install.
This product installs very easy and looks beautiful. The colors reflect beautifully in natural lighting.
March 11, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mje12 it is great looks custom made looks more expensive than it is
looks absolutely gorgeous in my kitchen. was installed by my contactor as my backsplash. i picked it out. it really made my kitchen pop. brings the colors of my kitchen together. love it love it.
May 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MissMindi Love these tiles!
We absolutely love these tiles! Our new kitchen looks gorgeous! They really go nicely with dark cabinets and white grout!
April 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elena Good Color and Material Combination
I first bought a sample piece to see how it work out for my bathroom remodel. Great look for a contemporary design. The cool glass tiles make a great combination with the warm browns from the marble tiles and the cold steel of the aluminum accents. Plus, the tile layout is different pattern.
March 27, 2013